Bronze medal to Viswanathan Anand in the World Blitz Chess Championship
Viswanathan Anand won a bronze in the World Blitz Chess Championship following his gold-winning performance in the Rapid section.
After ending the first day of the Blitz category on a disappointing note when he suffered a loss at the hands of Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, Anand won against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France.
The five-time World Champion in Classical category proved his detractors wrong and has now finished the year on a real high. Anand started the 12th round with a victory over Etienne Bacrot of France and also defeated Vladimir Fedoseev of Russia, Baadur Jobava of Georgia and Tigran Petrosian of Armenia.
Among other Indians in the fray, P Harikrishna and Vidit Gujrathi did well to end on 12.5 points apiece, B Adhiban ended at 11 while Surya Shekhar Ganguly and SP Sethuraman finished with 10 points apiece.
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